Project Safeguard is a project in partnership with the community and local Law Enforcement. This online program promotes communication and gives police quick access to important information about a person with a disability such as Autism, Dementia, etc. This would include any disability where the individual displays a tendency to wander or shows other similar tendencies.
This program provides information that is critical for law enforcement prior to an officer's arrival at a scene and/or prior to contacting an individual such as their name, birthday, physical description, emergency contact information, known triggers, and behaviors, etc.
Once the person joins the program, the information will be verified with the parent or guardian. The information will then be placed into a database in the Saratoga Springs and Bluffdale Record Management and Dispatch Systems. If you do not reside within the Saratoga Springs Police Department jurisdiction, contact your local police department to inquire if they participate in Project Safeguard or a similar program.
When possible, an officer trained in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) will be sent to the scene.
This form should be filled out yearly to ensure accurate information is available for first responders.